Berlin glows. Famous landmarks, cultural monuments, historical buildings, streets and other locations including Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Cathedral and the radio tower are literally being highlighted during Berlin´s Festival of Lights between the 7th and the 16th of October 2016.
Summer is over and autumn threatens to turn the whole city into a grey mass. This festival fights darkness and makes an effort to boost the city´s colours.
Taking place every october since 2005 the festival has turned into a magnet for visitors and also includes various special events such as the arts and culture event “OpenCity“, the “LightRun”, “Jazz in the ministry gardens“ and Sunday sales in shopping centres. Besides, the Festival of Lights is also an active partner in charity events presented and organised by the “City Stiftung Berlin”.
Only the involvement of many people and partners made it possible to transform the Capital into a shining stage. That is why many individuals, companies, institutions and artists engage in this festival. Social commitment and entrepreneurship have been essential for the Festival of Lights from it´s very beginning. The Festival of Lights supports the City Foundation Berlin since 2005 and thus, promotes charity projects. During the festival, the City Foundation Berlin presents an extensive charity program.
All sights are in easy reach from wombat´s CITY Hostels´ Berlin branch. From our amazing rooftop terrace you can even see some highlighted sights, such as the Fernsehturm on Alexanderplatz.